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Hair Thining In A Woman From Androgenetic Alopecia
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Does Male Pattern Baldness comes with a scalp that suffers from inflammation? (Only in the balding area)
Growing hairs?: With telogen effluvium, the spots you develop can be without hair for several months. When the hairs start to grow again, they will of course be very short, but they will regrow to normal length eventually. This growth can take many months however, so patience is needed. Hair grows very slowly, unfortunately. ...Read more
Can hirsutism include a sudden, excessive growth of vellus hairs, with no male pattern of distribution? Or is it solely terminal hair in male pattern?
Hirsutism: Hirsutism is a term that refers to growth of terminal hairs in women in areas that normally don't have hair or have vellus hair, such as chin, chest, abdomen, etc. There are some medications, such as oral or topical Minoxidil among others and certain health conditions that cam cause sudden excessive vellus hair growth. Please have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thin hair at age19.I will have hair transplant in a week.Is it possible for hair to fall/lose from donor area as i hav androgenic alopecia ?
Is there a relationship between masturbation, androgenic alopecia, di-hydrotestosterone and hair falling out?
No: Plain and simple, no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more
Minoxidil can help: Minoxidil does help to grow hair. It is sold under the name of "Rogaine for women" and is not the one for men. At your age, your hair should not be thinning a lot. You should see a doctor and be checked for a possible underlying medical problem such as thyroid dysfunction, hormone imbalance, or an autoimmune process where the body attacks itself. Check with a doctor first before Minoxidil use. ...Read more
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more
Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more
DHT: is TESTOSTERONE and there are NO SCIENTIFICALLY based medical studies which show TOPICAL Testosterone as an effective means of treating thinning hair in mail pattern balndess (in fact testosterone used to be thought of as the CAUSE for MPB!!!!! ROGAINE is what you should be researching Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?
I am suffering from hair lost for 2 years.i have also dandruff problem and lack of hair growth,dry hair,damage hair and unmanageable hair.
Skinhead????: If your name is SWASTIKA, shave your head. ...Read more
Yes: I almost always recommend it because it is a low cost and very safe treatment that i think can often accelerate the recovery from telogen effluvium. ...Read more
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